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A program to train health professionals as advocates for clean air policies and programs with the ultimate aim to protect and promote people’s health and wellbeing.
Health professionals shape the dialog on air pollution and health topics both through direct engagement within their communities and peer colleagues and also while influencing public policy agendas on personal and population-level interventions. WHO is piloting a program to train health workers to advocate for clean air measures in the communities where they work. The project is led by the Air Quality and Health Unit within the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health. The global training curriculum is designed to be tailored at the regional and country level.
Maternal mortality: An explainer and research roundup
This piece on maternal mortality was updated on September 19, 2022, to reflect new data from the CDC. Each year, at least 700 women die in the United States because of pregnancy or delivery complications. Four in five of those deaths are preventable, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
FIFA World Cup Volunteers Kick-off Training Journey in Style at Lusail Stadium.
Over 16,000 volunteers, staff and guests come together at Lusail Stadium to celebrate and preview exciting road ahead; official volunteer uniform reveal wins accolades from volunteers; new e-learning platform provides convenient training and information resource.
WHO statement on menstrual health and rights
Menstrual Health is firmly on the global agenda today. Menstrual Health was not on the agenda of the International Conference on the Population and Development or the Millennium Declaration. Nor it is explicitly stated in the Sustainable Development Goals targets for goals 3 (health), 5 (gender equality) or 6 (water and sanitation). However, it has been placed on the global health, education, human rights, and gender equality/equity agendas by grass-roots workers and activists from the global South, drawing attention to reports of women’s and girls’ experiences of shame and embarrassment, and the barriers they face in managing their period because they do not have the means to do so, with consequences for their life opportunities including their rights to education, work, water and sanitation, non-discrimination and gender equality – and ultimately to health.
Over the past few months, your medical and public health advisors have been tracking reported cases of an unknown respiratory illness at hospitals,mostly in heavily populated areas.
As of today, they report with confidence that there have been at least 50 confirmed cases, with up to a 120 more candidates. Twenty people have died so far.
So what is Common Connect?
At TheStartup.com and on Common Purpose programmes we are seeing more and more new ventures that are motivated by driving a positive impact on our society and planet. This is very much aligned with the types of projects that Common Purpose has helped to foster since it was founded in 1989.
WHO establishes the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of India today signed an agreement to establish the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine. This global knowledge centre for traditional medicine, supported by an investment of USD 250 million from the Government of India, aims to harness the potential of traditional medicine from across the world through modern science and technology to improve the health of people and the planet.